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8.8 out of 10

Philips SHL5905

Inspired by cities & savvy urbanites, the retro-mod CitiScape Up Read more

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Overall 10
10

User Review

emanlee, head-fi.org
10 June 2013
  • Summary: i never usually write reviews, but when i do, its usually with underrated earphones/headphones, because i think they do deserve some justice.   just a background, i owned headphones/earphones like brainwavz, sennheisers, superluxes,  beyerdynamics, etc. Some of them on come and go fashion, buy and sell. im no heavy audiophile, but i love listening to music in all aspects of genre. i bought it because it was on sale.
  • Pros: accurate bass, soundstage, depth, versatile headphones, fun to hear
  • Cons: in line volume control useless, not exactly neutral
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Star2806, head-fi.org
8 February 2013
  • Summary: Build quality.   The earcup padding is exquisite with it's soft, smooth faux leather, as well as the beautifully padded headband.  The model I bought for £49 off Amazon was the all black one without the volume control as I had demoed the silver one with the volume control and it had a channel imbalance, so I thought that the all black version would be a safe bet.
  • Pros: Bass, wide soundstage, warm sound, comfy padding, neutral sound signature
  • Cons: Short lead
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

manveru, head-fi.org
25 October 2012
  • Summary: **Last Update: Sept 18, 2012**   About:   The Uptown is the highest model in Philips' new CitiScape line of headphones. They come in black/brown or silver/brown, and are priced at $150 USD (street is/can be much lower). A few specs:   Impedance: 32 Ohm Sensitivity: 103 dB Max Power Input: 30mW Drivers: 40mm Cable Length: 1.2m (~4ft) Connector: 3.5mm   As you can see from the specs these should be pretty easy to drive, so an amp isn't required.
  • Pros: Sound (esp. bass and soundstage), extremely comfortable, looks nice
  • Cons: Cable could be better, inline remote is a problem, causes static and channel imbalance unless in a "sweet spot"
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Overall 5
5.0

User Review

Lux Nocte, head-fi.org
25 October 2012
  • Summary: My Preference The primary styles of music I enjoy are New Age, Classical, and Celtic. Essentially I would not be welcome in a conversation about Metal or Rock. I have few prejudices when it comes to music genres, and can listen to and enjoy many different kinds. The only kinds of music I am not fond of are ones with screamed vocals. that being said, on to the headphones: Design At first glance, these are absolutely beautiful looking headphones.
  • Pros: Very comfortible with a fantastic build quality and good looks.
  • Cons: May be too quiet for some. Perm. Imbalance
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

theBjrd, head-fi.org
25 October 2012
  • Summary: *Before reading, please know that I'm very new to Head-Fi and I've never written a serious review before. Thanks!   Overview I bought these headphones after months of on and off research and consideration. I wanted a really high quality headphone that my iPhone and desktop computer could drive without the bass-heaviness of Beats by Dre (I listen to mostly rock of all types) and I didn't want to spend more than $175.
  • Pros: Great sound, comfort and noise isolation
  • Cons: Poorly designed cable and not very portable
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Marleybob217, head-fi.org
25 October 2012
  • Summary: A friend of mine needed a new headphone, which was cheap, closed and good sounding. I said to him, dream on friend it will be very tough to find a headphone with those criteria. But then after some browsing in the city, I stumbled upon the philips uptown. The first thing that struck me was the comfort. They feel much better than what you would expect for the price. I thought they felt better than the sennheiser momentum with those small ears.
  • Pros: Clear sound, very big soundstage.
  • Cons: Bass boost.
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

Chiek, head-fi.org
25 October 2012
  • Summary: Great sound isolation and exclusion of noise. One must thus be extra watchful for traffic or any approaching menace when one is enjoying the great sound out doors. I took a 6 km lunch walk today and enjoyed the beautiful music of The Walflowers, John Mayer, Jackson Brown, Pretenders and a duet between Neil Diamond and Babara Steisand with this uptown Philips. I am convinced these headphones are great with the pop and rock genre in great outdoors.
  • Pros: Audio quality, looks, and great for outdoors. Don't need an amplifier
  • Cons: Sliding volume control on the cable. Easy to over adjust and blast your ears. Prefer pinch type of control.
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Overall 8
8.0

Built solidly and its absolutely beautiful. The sound is a lil too loud in ...

Paul Chijioke, Amazon
17 November 2014
  • Summary: Built solidly and its absolutely beautiful. The sound is a lil too loud in the trebles and the bass isnt as powerful. still it gives a very clear crisp sound and its has very good range. wearing this i feel you can hear even the tiniest sounds from the recording...stuff i didnt notice before.
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Overall 6
6.0

Amazing for 2 months then...

Dave H, Amazon
14 November 2014
  • Summary: I originally rated these 5 stars because of the spectacular soundstage that I still think is the best at its pricepoint. However,after only 2 months of minimal use the left driver has totally died..I probably just got unlucky,but its worth bearing in mind that the build quality may not be the greatest on these.
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Overall 8
8.0

Better than Beats.

Blocoholi, Amazon
11 November 2014
  • Summary: A year after purchase... Still very happy with these headphones. I like the design of the colour and more importantly the sound. These headphones have a fantastic soundstage, really amazing to listen ambient or electric music such as Burial, Tim Hecker, Caribou. I'm still amazed by the sound, clear and not too "bass-y". The soundstage with the bits and pieces that sounds like they would come from next door.
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